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Can cyst be underneath the skin under the arm?

Can cyst be underneath the skin under the arm?

Yes: Hi Jeniffer, Yes, the arm pit is a common place for cysts to develop. Based on your brief description, I am unsure of what type of cyst you may have, however just for your general information. I have included an article about epidermoid and sebaceous cysts, a common type of cyst that we encounter clinically. Hope this helps. http://wb.md/1k6wVL9 ...Read more

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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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What would cause severe itching under armpits and bruising around the diameter of the armpit?

What would cause severe itching under armpits and bruising around the diameter of the armpit?

Allergy?: If you have a rash, i would consider an allergy...Bruising is from scratching...Stop deodorant for a week, use Hydrocortisone and see what happens. If no relief, see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Would herpes be ontop of the skin or under the skin ?

Herpes: It usually starts as a group oh pimples next to each other that later contain some clear liquid and then get crusted before they clear up. Typical location is mouth or genital area but they can appear elsewhere. ...Read more

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What could cause burning under the skin in the armpit?

What could cause burning under the skin in the armpit?

Underarm Dermatitis: Burning in an armpit can have several causes. You may be irritating it because of your deodorant. It's wise to see a dermatologist and see if you have a contact dermatitis or some more esoteric infection such as Candida Albicans or a fungus on the hairs. ...Read more

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Can muscle pain underneath armpit/breast and left side of ribs cause swelling in fingers? Swelling is located on my palm under the fingers?

Can muscle pain underneath armpit/breast and left side of ribs cause swelling in fingers? Swelling is located on my palm under the fingers?

Depends: If your pain in the axilla (armpit) is related to a process or mass that blocks lymph drainage, then swelling can occur in your arm. You should see a doctor to examine the axillary area.For more information www.askyourgynecologist.org ...Read more

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Lumps under surface of my skin around chest area from steroids... Any advice?

Lumps under surface of my skin around chest area from steroids... Any advice?

Lumps. : Why u using steroids. And what steroid? Androgens? Steroids general term, and body produces many- estrogen, testosterone, Insulin thyroid, on and on? Weight lifters, body builders use lots illegal steroids which can stimulate breast tissue and gynecomastia. Man tits. Rethink what you are doing. ...Read more

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Ingrown hairs on my scalp is causing severe itching some swelling under the scalp..

Ingrown hairs on my scalp is causing severe itching some swelling under the scalp..

Pseudofolliculitis: Pseudofolliculitis barbae is also known as barbers's itch. What you describe here may or may not be consistent with this pseudofolliculitis. It usually occurs where curly hairs are plucked or shaven. These hairs then grow beneath the skin. This most often occurs on the chin or neck. The best prevention is to grow a beard or let the affected hair grow out. One can also pluck the hair out. ...Read more

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A knot under the skin on the sternum?

A knot under the skin on the sternum?

Not to worry: It may be a cyst, not to worry but you do need to see a doctor to be sure ...Read more

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Causes of pain and swelling along jawline under the ear?

Causes of pain and swelling along jawline under the ear?

Parotid gland?: Pain and swelling along the jawline and below the ear sounds to me like it could be due to the parotid salivary gland, which is right there. Could be many things wrong with the gland, from infection to sjogren's syndrome to a salivary gland stone. If it's due to the gland, it'll probably be worse right after you eat, since that's when the gland is stimulated to contract and release saliva. ...Read more

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Cause of itching skin total area from the left knee to the ankle with no visable bumps or rash.?

Cause of itching skin total area from  the left knee to the ankle with no visable bumps or rash.?

One does not have: To see something to itch...For example (not implying this is what you have) if one ever works with insulation and doesn't wear proper clothing they get fiberglass on their skin - it itches intensely but one doesn't see anything....You can try showering and applying soap and water to the region and then applying an over the counter Hydrocortisone cream. If no improvement see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Is neurofibroma moved like lipoma under the skin ?

Yes: Neurofibromas can be removed like lipoma however post- excision a regional loss of sensation and numbness might be noted. This is due to the fact that neurofibroma is a nerve sheath tumor ( benign). ...Read more

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Can dermabrasion damage the skin under the eyes?

Can dermabrasion damage the skin under the eyes?

No: Dermabrasion removes superficial skin layers and should not damage the skin if performed properly. ...Read more

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Can a fungal infection under the arm cause persistent axillary lymph node/general swelling of armpit?

Can a fungal infection under the arm cause persistent axillary lymph node/general swelling of armpit?

YES: but it's not fdue to the fungus its due to bacterial infection "complicating" the fungal rash. I think you need ANTIBIOTICS.. Call your Primary Care Physician or CONTACT us on Health Tap Prime/or go to Walk in unit! Hope this Helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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Swollen and painful to touch lymph nodes under jaw on both sides + swelling at the base of the "thing" under my tongue. Swelling causing tight neck?

Swollen and painful to touch lymph nodes under jaw on both sides + swelling at the base of the "thing" under my tongue.
Swelling causing tight neck?

See doctor/dentist.: You likely have an infection in the mouth (dental caries , gingivitis etc). The tongue swelling does not cause stiff neck which may possibly be a sign of meningitis. You need to check with your doctor if the stiff neck worsens in the absence of other explanation. ...Read more

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Vaginal irritation on my external labia. Itchiness, red, swollen, white flaky skin surrounding the area. It's in the crease of my inner thigh as well?

Vaginal irritation on my external labia. Itchiness, red, swollen, white flaky skin surrounding the area. It's in the crease of my inner thigh as well?

Maybe yeast: It sounds like you have yeast or what is commonly called "jock itch." luckily over the counter yeast creams are available. If it does not improve then you will need to see a doctor. ...Read more